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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Dogg Frank is On Point producer Katherine Brewer's brand new Burmese Mountain puppy. He enjoys cuddling, napping and eating and strongly dislikes thunder. (Kat Brewer / WBUR)

Cats and dogs as family members. Pet parenthood. Our relationship with our pets is changing – we take a look.

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Monday, February 17, 2014 | 11:00 AM
In this June 17, 2013 photo, two women cross the street in Barre, Vt. A group of lawyers have been lobbying state attorneys general to a join a future suit against "Big Food" in response to the growing obesity epidemic. (AP)

With obesity-related health costs soaring, could states take a cue from the tobacco battle and sue “Big Food” to pay for the poundage?

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010 | 10:00 AM
A candlelight vigil for Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi at the Rutgers campus in New Brunswick, N.J., Oct. 3, 2010. (AP)

The suicide of a Rutgers freshman is raising new questions about privacy, hate crimes, and the Web. We look at what’s a crime and what’s the right punishment.

 
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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An alarming new study says spending on state Supreme Court election campaigns has more than doubled in the past decade. We ask if American justice is for sale.

 
Monday, August 9, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Maria Ramirez, Joseline Saragoza, 9, and Marcela Saragoza. all of Phoenix, cry as they celebrate at the Arizona capitol Wednesday, July 28, 2010 in Phoenix, shortly after portions of Arizona's new immigration law were blocked by a federal judge. (AP)

The birthright citizenship controversy and the burning question of whether children of illegal immigrants should be given citizenship if they are born in the United States.

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Monday, August 2, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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The legal road ahead for Arizona’s immigration law. We look at the appeals and the arguments to come.

 
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Gregory Peck is shown as attorney Atticus Finch, a small-town Southern lawyer who defends a black man accused of rape, in a scene from the 1962 movie "To Kill a Mockingbird." (AP)

“To Kill a Mockingbird” turns 50. We bring back Atticus, Scout and Boo Radley in Harper Lee’s great novel of race and justice.

 
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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States’ rights and the pushback against Washington. Americans are resisting federal powers, and not only on the right.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Patient samples are loaded into a machine for testing at Myriad Genetics in Salt Lake City. (AP)

Patenting human genes. We’ll hear the debate around a legal challenge to the idea of human genes as intellectual property.

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Monday, November 16, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will face trial in a federal courtroom in New York City. We’ll look at the case — and the choice to bring the trial to New York.

 
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This Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 photo shows a mural in in the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago dedicated to the history of the Pullman railcar company and the significance for its place in revolutionizing the railroad industry and its contributions to the African-American labor movement. (AP)

On Labor Day, we’ll check in on the American labor force, with labor activist Van Jones, and more.

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Aug 29, 2014
Beyoncé performs at the 2014 MTV Music Video Awards on Sunday, August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Getty)

Sex, power and Beyoncé’s feminism. The message to young women.

 
Aug 29, 2014
Ukrainian forces guard a checkpoint in the town of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Ukraine's president Petro Poroshenko called an emergency meeting of the nation's security council and canceled a foreign trip Thursday, declaring that "Russian forces have entered Ukraine," as concerns grew about the opening of a new front in the conflict.  (AP)

War moves over Syria, Ukraine. Burger King moves to Canada. Nine-year-olds and Uzis. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Our Week In The Web: August 29, 2014
Friday, Aug 29, 2014

On hypothetical questions, Beyoncé and the unending flow of social media.

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Drew Bledsoe Is Scoring Touchdowns (In The Vineyards)
Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Football great — and vineyard owner — Drew Bledsoe talks wine, onions and the weird way they intersect sometimes in Walla Walla, Washington.

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Poutine Whoppers? Why Burger King Is Bailing Out For Canada
Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Why is Burger King buying a Canadian coffee and doughnut chain? (We’ll give you a hint: tax rates).

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